One dad in Columbus, Ohio, made a disgusting discovery in his child’s juice, and he is now urgently warning other parents to be on the lookout for it.
Cameron Hardwick posted a video and photos to Facebook holding his son’s juice pouch, which appeared to be low in content despite not having any visible holes or punctures in the packaging. After cutting open the pouch to investigate further, he poured it into a clear glass to find what appears to be a big clump of mold.
“I shake it up some, only to find an unknown substance floating around in the package,” Hardwick wrote in his Facebook message. “To say we are irate would be an understatement… we don’t give these to our children often, but will NEVER again.”
Read the irate father’s full PSA below:
“**Public Service Announcement!** Friends and family please read and share! Tonight after dinner our oldest asked for some ‘juice’ (Capri Sun). As a treat for eating good, I grabbed one out of the refrigerator and notice something odd about it… it seems low in content. I take a closer look at the packaging and don’t notice a hole or anything. So I shake it up some, only to find an unknown substance floating around in the package. To say we are irate would be an understatement… we don’t give these to our children often but will NEVER again!”
Capri Sun addresses the mold issue in the FAQ section on their website. The page explains the company is aware is of this problem, and writes it is “unlikely to make you or your child sick.”
“Although it’s rare, it is possible for food mold to grow inside containers of preservative-free juice drinks if the pouch is compromised or punctured in any way on its journey from our facilities to your grocery stores,” according to the website. “Even if the hole is microscopic and not visibly detectable, it can be exposed to air. The mold is naturally-occurring, and we understand your concerns. That’s why we created our clear bottom pouches so you can check for mold before enjoying your Capri Sun.
“We care deeply about this issue and about the well-being of our moms, dads and kids,” it continues. “That’s why we have invested millions of dollars in our packaging, quality and manufacturing processes to make our pouches even stronger and more resistant to air leaks. We recommend that parents gently squeeze each pouch to check for leaks before serving Capri Sun to their kids. Any leaky or punctured pouches should be discarded.”
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